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A Souvenir Pictorial Story of the Biggest 
and Best Little City in Pennsylvania 

Out from the haunts of childhood, 

Each determined to do the best, 
There have wandered many workers. 

Who have helped build up the great West. 
Some have gone to the East and the Northland, 

Some where Southern breezes blow. 
Yet Memory steals back to the old town. 

To the "Eden" of long ago. 
But to those who remained in the home-nest. 

All honor to you is due. 
For by your unceasing efforts. 

From the old town has sprung the new. 
Yet it matters not where each dwelleth. 

Nor what your station may be. 
May your love still increase for old Waynesburg. 

When this Souvenir Booklet you see! 

N. M. H. 


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'aynesburg, Morrisville, Blairsville and Pickensville (A Radius of Two Miles) 8000 

Purman's Run East VVaynesburg School-house Sherman Ave. 

Where Fort Jackson Stood 

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Baptist Church 
IroD and Tin Mills 

South Ward School 
Morris. Richhill, Cumberland. West, Morgan, Sherman Ave. 
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Purraan's Run 

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East Waynesburg School-house 

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AYNESBURG has been doubly blessed. Generous nature and the loving 
works of man have combined to make this little spot the beautiful city of 
homes, culture and wealth that has done so much for so many people. Few 
towns have had a more honorable existence. Here the redskin gave battle to 
the early settlers, and many relics of those primeval struggles are still 
found. The weird tales of murder, massacre and war, the unnatural events 
and superstitious doings of the Indians, have been handed down from sire to son. The many 
scenes of pitched battles, whiskey rebellions, prize fights, melees, court-day events, horse swaps, 
vulgarity and general cussedness have gone, only to leave their mark in such names as Whiskey 
Alley and Bloody Run. The ground first set aside "for pasture for the poor man's cow" has 
now been converted into a system of beautiful parks. 

The old ways have served their day, a new generation is now on the scene of action. 
The log huts and stone houses have given way to the beautiful homes that are almost thecommon 
property of our people. Waynesburgers are a home-building and a home-loving people. 

Morality has reached a high state here; few places our size can show fewer criminals 
(just at present, there is not an inmate in our county jail); few can show less drunkenness, a 
higher moral and temperance sentiment and practice, a better average daily life, a higher 
regard for the rights of others, a more generous spirit of helpfulness, or better neighbors. 
Social equality, in its broadest and best sense, is the common practice of our daily life. 

Education has always had our first thought. We have not only educated our own sons 
and daughters, but we have helped the ambitious ones who have come here from almost every 
State and Territory. In the records of the minutes of the school board of 1811 is to be found 
the following description of an examination of an applicant for teacher of the Franklin school 
which was then located about where the old college now stands: "The trustees met according 
to agreement. Examined James Sendders. He reads and spells tolerably, does not write 
well; took a specimen of his hand write, laid it before the subscribers, who disapprove of him 
as a teacher." Compare the above requirements with what an applicant for a school must 
now have and you have an eloquent story of our educational advancement. 

A few of the familiar faces of some of the students who spent many of the happiest days 
of their life in the college, are shown elsewhere. What a pity we cannot show all the living 
men and women who received their early inspiration at this fountain of knowledge. 

The first thought of the people has always been to rear useful men and women, and by 
this test Waynesburg is far in the lead of many places where much money has been spent on 
fine buildings but little effort made to mold the real character of their citizens. 

Few people practice the right ideals of life any better than the people of Waynesburg. 
Sunday to us is neither a Puritan Sabbath, where long faces, loud prayers and heathenish 
practices of intolerance are the ways of our people; nor are we a Godless set of luxurious 
spendthrifts, whose Sunday habits are those of the infidel, the pleasure seeker, the sport or 
the gambler. Sunday in Waynesburg is a day of rest. We neither make war on the trifles 
with cudgels, much talking and an army with banners, nor do we close our eyes to the real 
sins that destroy our American Sabbath. 

These are my observations and conclusions after spending almost twenty years on the 
road, visiting thirty-five States, hundreds of towns, and likewise having an acqaintance with the 
people of Waynesburg covering the same period of time. 

In a business way Greene County offers more real wealth, happiness and genuine pros- 
perity to the world to-day than the great Klondike gold fields; and you are not exposed to any 
of the Klondike hardships. Millions of dollars worth of coal, gas and oil are here, factories 

are springing up, coal lands are soaring, surveyors are locating coking plants, and real estate 
must go many times higher. Within a short time we will be in the midst of a great coke and 
coal development. Our farms are all underlaid with that great vein of coking coal that has 
made the Connellsville region world famous. 

Since the above was written, one of our county papers printed this mere local news 
item: "Three of our citizens sold their interest in 380 acres of Greene County coal for S400 
per acre; the gentlemen named purchased it a year and a half ago for $140 and $145 per acre. 
They cleared almost $98,000." For business opportunities, keep your eye on Little Greene. 

We are not to-day what we ought to be in size, population or wealth. Our growth 
has been checked because we have had inadequate railroad facilities; but a better day is near 
at hand, for soon we will have broad-gage railroads that will connect us with the rich business 
and manufacturing world which lies all about us. 

We have come a great way from the days of small things, but the future has much 
more in store for us. Waynesburg is probably the best paved town of its size in Pennsylvania; 
well lighted, well drained, well sewered; while natural gas, for domestic purposes, is only 
twelve and a half cents per thousand feet. 

Our mortality shows that we are among the very healthiest cities in America. We are 
comparatively free from consumption, fever, catarrh, chills, ague and all such common 
diseases that are the common enemy of mankind. 

The child-life here has many advantages that are seldom enjoyed to the same extent 
as our children enjoy them. Playgrounds are abundant and beautiful; a magnificent ver- 
dant country surrounds us on all sides; all nature seems to lend a hand to make Greene County 
one of the scenic beauty spots of this country. We could almost make a complete book 
showing the ponies and their 3'oung masters, for there are almost fifty of these noble little 
steeds in Waynesburg. 

The defects of this collection are largely to be attributed to the haphazard way they 
were gotten together. It was only planned to get fifty pages of views, but when once 
it was started, it was almost impossible to stop. 

This is only the work of a private citizen and necessarily is incomplete. The lack of 
funds has kept out many of the best and most deserving pictures. We have much that is not 
here represented, and it is my purpose to enlarge this collection, to gather manj' of the 
historic facts that ought to be handed down in a permanent form, and to this end I am already 
at work on a beautiful enlarged collection to be bound in cloth and morocco. To this end, I 
ask all who have pictures of scenes, persons, places, buildings or events not here represented 
to communicate with me. Kindly lend me your assistance, and together we will have a work 
of five or six hundred pages that will be a credit to the place and to the people we all love so 
well. The large work will contain much more written history. It will be a Waynesburg and 
Greene County book. The next issue will be, primarily, for the home and school library. 

I wish to return my heartiest thanks to all who have in any way helped or aided in 
making this the representative collection that it is. May you appreciate my work as much as 
I appreciate your kindness, and may this mutual effort go forth to the world to convey a faint 
idea of our beautiful city, our friendly people, our homes, our business and some of the golden 
industrial opportunities that simply await your pleasure. 


Waynesburg, Pa. 

Waynesburg College (Viewed from West Park) 

AA/'AYNESBURG College was chartered March 25, 1850, by the Legislature of the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania. The regular work began in November, 1851. Its charter 
confers upon the corporation all privileges usually' granted to the trustees of such institutions. 

Co-education has always been the policy of this institution. The college is now in a very 
prosperous condition; the student body is larger than it has been for years. Our students are 
from the earnest, hard-working class who come to college to get an education by personal effort. 

We are proud of the alumni and glory in their ever upward struggle and noble achieve- 
ments. If by their works ye shall judge them, then Waynesburg College will take a high 
rank as one of the noble institutions of this land, for her sons and daughters have ever minis- 
tered unto the sick, preached the gospel at home and carried the blessing of Christianity to 
the heathen. They have made the law; they have administered it. They have given char- 
acter, brains and brawn to many a new settlement in the far West. Her sons and daughters 
almost without number have been teachers in universities, colleges and the common schools. 
Merchants, mechanics, bankers, lawyers, statesmen, editors and farmers have gone forth to do 
the work of the world. Her daughters, too, have ever kept pace with the brightest of her sons. 

For half a century. Dr. A. B. Miller, D. D., LL. D., struggled to build up here in our 
midst the beautiful building that is now the pride of our count}'. Few men are privileged to 
be more useful to so many of their fellows than the father of Waynesburg College. His life 
was a life of earnest, persistent work, a monumental achievement for his day, and a glorious 
benefaction for generations yet to come. 

We have here a high grade college for the education of both sexes. Strong faculties, 
handsome buildings, well-balanced courses, progressive methods, high moral tone, thorough 
instruction, delightful location, moderate expenses. 

Attention is called to the excellent facilities for instruction in all the departments of the 

The laboratories have been recently enlarged and the work of the institution in general 

The musical advantages are unsurpassed, and students are offered the services of 
specialists in piano, organ, harmony, violin, harp and voice. 

Copies of the annual catalogue and detailed information will be given on application to 
J. F. Bucher, Acting President. 

Interior of Prof. Best's Studio 



North Ward School Building 







East Waynesburg School Building 

The New M. E. Church, Cor. Richhill and Franklin Sts. 

' I 'HE Methodists have always been noted 
for their push and perseverance, and 
the VVaynesburg church is no exception to 
the rule. Rev. J. B. Taylor, the pastor in 
charge, has been a great worker and much 
of the credit for building the present mag- 
nificent church rightly belongs to Mr. 
Taylor. Captain J. B. Donley is super- 
intendent of the Sunday-school and this 
department has taken a noble part in all 
the hustling efforts for a new building. 
The Epworth League officers are: Nellie 
Donley, President; Olla Ayers, H. L. 
Headlee and Milton Manning, Vice-Presi- 

Rev. ]. B. Taylor 

The Present Church as it Looked in the Seventies 

dents ; Belva Ayers, Secretary ; Henry Hudson. Treasurer; Jessie Manning, 
Pianist. The League twice came forward with SSdO pledges for the 
new church. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church was first organized in 1803, as a 
part of a circuit. The church was erected in what is now known as the 
"Old Methodist Graveyard," just east of the present borough limits. In 
1843 the society built a large brick meeting-house near the center of 
town. It was rebuilt in 1876 upon the same site that the former building 
occupied. It is the one shown here. 

The old church has served its day and generation. The scenes, by 
the thousands, that are now only memories, which cluster around this 
building, cannot be pictured. This hustling people will soon give us our 
finest church home, for the new church is now nearing completion, 

The Christian Church, Cor. Morris and Franklin Sts. 

An Interior View 

Come work had been done in VVaynesburg by the Christian Church people 
previous to the spring of 1899. The Ladies' Aid Society was organ! zed November 
17. 1897. The church was organized June 8. 1899. Evangelist Gilbert L. Harney 
had held a four weeks' meeting in the courthouse. F. F. Bullard. Corresponding 
Secretary of the Western Pennsylvania Christian Missionary Society, was present 
and assisted in the organization. There were eighteen names as the original charltr 
members, though the charter was afterward opened and other names added. 

In a short time plans were begun for building a house of worship. The corner- 
stone of the present building was laid in January, 1901, and the building dedicated 
in December of the same year. It was refrescoed and reopened for service in 
December of 1905. Gilbert L. Harney was the first regular minister. The congre- 
gation has been served by A. A. Doak, A. P. Cobb, and E. \V. Thornton. The church 
has increased in strength very rapidly. The membership now numbers 275. 
The congregation is organized along all lines of aggressive church work. There is 
an enthusiastic Bible school, an energetic Ladies' Aid Society, active societies of 
both Senior and Junior Christian Endeavor. The church is taking its place in the 
missionary and benevolent enterprises of the Christian Church at large. 

The present officers are: F. A. Bright, Minister; John Fry, Norval Hoge and 
James Call, Elders; S. M. Hill, W. J. Hindman, E. B. Throckmorton, Dr. T. L. Blair, 
E. E. Morris, John Huffman, Elsworth Cathers, and James Cameron, Deacons; J. P. 
Allum, VV. F. Blair, John Fry, Harvey Call, E. B. Throckmorton, and S. M. Hill, 

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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, known in former days as the Brick Church on the Hill 

'T*HE Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg was organized in No 
-'- ber, 1831. The old church on the hill, that stood just east of when 

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now stands, was the first brick church erected in Waynes, 
was afterward used as a rooming house for students who 
expenses by doing their own housekeeping and by boarding 
f our best known men not only slept in the church pew on 

Sunday, but they actually slept behind the pulpit 

The Cumberland Presbyterians have never had much of a church build- 
ing, but around these plain old walls cluster a thousand memories of helpful 
services and inspiring, uplifting evenings spent in these modest but truly great 
buildings. It is not going beyond the bounds of fair statement to say that 

Cumberland Presbyterian Clmrch, W. High St. 

Rev. James E. Gakvin 

the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg 
has done a iiiani's work in molding the sentiment of 
this entire county, by touching the lives of hundreds of 
young men and women in a way that has left its moral 
and spiritual stamp upon their character, that only time 
can erase. This church has ever had a strong hold on 
the student body. To hundreds these pictures will recall 
those happy days spent in Waynesburg College, when 
life's ambitions were in the budding time. 

The church to-day is in a thriving condition, well 
organized in all departments. Rev. James Garvin is pas- 
tor and much of the spirit of unity that made it possible 
for these two churches to unite is to be attributed to his 
broad Christian generalship. The Cumberland Presby- 
terian and the Presbyterion Churches officially united, so 
we have only the Presbyterian, A plan is now being 
worked out, whereby the two churches will be one in ser- 
vice, membership and spirit. 

St. Ann's Catholic Church 

Rev. John L. Martin 

T^HEestablishmentof Catholicity in Greene County dates back to the 
year 1796. when the Rev. Patrick Louergan, a priest of the order 
of St. Francis, brought a colony of Irish and settled here. Shortly 
after Waynesburg was laid out as a town, Father Louergan purchased 
five corner lots, one being that upon which the church and rectory 
now stand. He remained as the spiritual guide of his flock until the 
year 1800, when failing health compelled him to seek again his native 
shore; not, however, before he had erected a modest log structure to 
serve the purpose of a house of worship. 

The next authentic account of the visit of a priest within our 
borders is found in a letter of the Rev. \V. F. O'Brien, dated January 
22, 1817, and addressed to the Most Rev. Archbishop Neale, in 
which he assures His Grace that Greene County is included in his 
itinerary once or twice a year. From 1837 until 1871, the Catholics of 
the county had their spiritual needs satisfied yearly, frequently several 
times a year, as the baptismal records show. In the last mentioned 
year the Rev. Henry McHugh saw the present structure rear its head 
as a monument to his priestly zeal. In 1897 Waynesburg was made 
the seat of a resident pastor, and the Rev. Thomas Hearn received 
the initial appointment. Since then a new impetus has been given 
Catholicity, the faith has been strengthened, and the number of 
adherents has been increased. 

The pastor for the last three years and a half has been the 
Rev. John L. Martin. 

The Methodist Protestant Chu 

TSAAC SLATER conveyed the ground upon which the present church now stands, to the trustees 

of the church on the 18th of June, 1831. South of this was Marion Township. The fields were 

planted in corn, close up to the church, and from this condition arose the popular nickname by 

which the old church was known, "the corn-field 
church." In its day the church was considered one of 
the finest in architectural beauty. It had a large gallery 
in it. Among the officers of the early church are to be 
found the names of Solomon Kagon (chairman), Daniel 
Hook (recording steward), William Inghram. Arthur 
Rinehart. Andrew Wilson, and Nicolas Hager, Esq. 

Rev. C. A. Sturm was pastor at the time the present 
structure was built (1893). 

The church membership was made up of many of 
the citizens of Waynesburg and surrounding country. H 
has had many hard struggles but is to-day one of the 
thriving churches of the county. It is well organized in 
all departments, doing effective work along all lines of 
church activity. 

The pastor in charge at this time is Rev. ]. F. Dimit, 
who has for three years rendered valuable service to the 
church and the community. 

The M. P. Church has always been close to the 
hearts of our people. 

Rev. J. F. Dimit 

1. Robert E. Blair. 2. Charles R. Hughes. 3. Virginia Burnadette Wallace. 4, Edna Titus. .=;, Karl and Mildred Tho: 
6. Harold and Lucile Babbitt. 7, William Henry Ullom. Jr. S, Estella UUom. ", Edna Bayne. 10. Jean Fackler. 11, Flon 
C, Garrison. U, Merle Blackburn. 13, Charles Blackburn. 14, Katharyn Waycoft. IS. Dorothy and Leora Grossi 
lb, James R. Corwin. 17, Harvey Call, Jr. IS, Leah Craeo. I'l, Gordon Maple. 20, W. Webb, Thomas N., Michael K. 
Robert W. Troutman. 21. Sarah B. and Mary Louise Hoee. 22, Mary Sanford and Leah Garland McKahan. 

1. Marie K. Ross. 2. Marfueritu E. McCurdy. 3, Mildreil R. McCurdv. 4. Louis Roval Corwin. 5, Earl Steplicns. u. Joseph 
R. Drake. 7. John DeWitt High. 8. Margaret Virginia Hieh. o, Walter Montgomery. 10, Alpheus Herbert Clark. 11. Frank 
L. Black. 12, Sarah May Black, 13. John Hughes. 14, John M. Carter. IS, Hazel M. Hunt, lo, Marion J. Hurst. IT. Paul 
Miller. 18, Charles and Margaret Sowers. 1<). Theodore Hughes. 20, Harold Zook. 

Brotherhood Patriotic Order of Ell<s 

pLKS' Rooms, No. 43 S. Morgan St. Club (Juarters of No. 759 B. P. O. E., 

organized February 5, 1902. 

Present officers: Exalted Ruler, Edward Martin; Esteemed Leading Knight, 
Rev. John L. Martin; Esteemed Loyal Knight, Henry C. Sayers, Jr.; Esteemed 
Lecturing Knight, Patrick D. Rinehart; Secretary, A. A. Purman; Treasurer, John F. 
Pauley; Trustees, R. W. Munnell, W. A. Dinsmore, John T. Rogers. 

Meets second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month in L O. O. F. Hall. 

Fraternal Order of Eagles 

\\7'AYNESBURG Aerie, No. 598, Fraternal Order of 
Eagles, was instituted January 22, 1904. 
Not yet nine j'ears old, the Fraternal Order of 
<^fifiiit^?^^*^*'*^**'*'^^Sl||i Eagles has a membership of over 250,000, among whom 

^ - . ' ' , ' ' are the most distinguished men in America. Theodore 

Roosevelt, President of the United States, Senators, 
members of Congress and lawyers of national prominence 
are among its members. 

This order represents in the highest form the true 
democracy of fraternalism. Its creed is simple, and each 
Eagle, wherever located, is the equal of every other, 
avocation, wealth or religion having no influence on one's 
standing. Some of the benefits of the order may be summed up as follows: 

Ever}' member of the Order is entitled to the attendance of the .^erie physician, both for 
himself and his family, free of charge in case of sickness. 

.\ sick member is entitled to receive $5 a week from the general fund of the Aerie, during 
ten weeks of such disability. The attention of visiting committee, whose duty it is to 
call upon him daily and render such assistance as he may require. 

.A,ny member in distress or needy circumstance has the right to apply to any Aerie of the 
Order, and they are bound to render such help as may be authorized by the Aerie of which 
he is a member. 

In the case of the decease of a member, the Aerie pays the famih' sufficient sum to 
defray funeral expenses. 

The monthly dues are placed at a very nominal figure. 

The social feature of the Order is one of great attractiveness, being new and up-to-date 
in every particular. 

The officers of Waynesburg Aerie are as follows: Past Presidents, Max Harrison, R. J. 
O'Brien, W. R. Anderson: Worthy President, D. L. Sayers; Vice-President. F. O. Frve: 
Chaplain, A. Z. Harman; Treasurer, Blaine Grim; Secretar}-, F. W. Stoy; Conductor, Wm. 
McGreevy; Trustees, H. C. Staggers, R. L. Summersgill, O. F. Blackburn; Inside Guard, 
A. Will Howard; Outside Guard, James Stilwell; Physician, Dr. R. W. Norris. 
Social Rooms, N. Washington Street. 

Waynesburg Aerie meets first and third Monday of each month. AH visiting Eagles 
are welcome. 

Since its organization Aerie No. 598 has made rapid strides, both financially and in 
membership, having at the present time 130 members in good standing, and with its steady 
increase in membership bids fair soon to equal many of our older organizations. 

Independent Order of Odd Fellows 

T^ H E Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows is one of the 
oldest fraternal and secret or- 
ganizations in this country. It 
has for its motto the three links, 
Friendship, Love, Truth. It has 
for its object the elevation of 
human character, the relief of its 
members in time of trial and 
distress, thevisitation of the sick, 
the burial of the dead, the educa- 
tion of the orphans, and the protection of the widows and the aged; it 
teaches man to adore God, to be faithful to his country and fraternal to 
his fellow-man. It has beautiful and instructive forms and binding obli- 
gations that make the Independent Order of Odd Fellows a potent factor 
for good. 

Our Order has the largest membership of any secret organization in 
existence. We have a total of 14,345 subordinate Lodges, 3,172 Encamp- 
ments, 6,876 Rebecca Lodges, with a total membership of 1,520,621, and 
spend $4,633,649.05 annually for the relief of distress. 

Waynesburg Lodge No. 469 was instituted June 17, 1852, with the 
following officers: A. Porter, Noble Grand; William Pool, Vice Grand; A. 
Wilson, Jr., Secretary; F. B. Wilson, Treasurer; E. H. Clark, Warden; S. 
Engle, Outside Guardian; R. D. Mickle, Inside Guardian; A. Buchanan 
Right Support to V. G.; L. Myers, Left Support to V. G. 

It now has a membership of 161, with the following officers: S. R. 
Phillips, N. G.; J. C. Huffman, V. G.; W. O. Headlee, Sec'y.; Harvey 
Call, Treas.; J. B. Conley, R. S. to N. G.; F. L. Johnson, L. S. to N. G.; 
Lemoine Dulaney, Warden; John G. Rinehart, Conductor; Dr. J. M. Shriver, 
R. S. S.; Joseph Y. McClelland, L. S. S.; J. H. Elms, O. G.; James 
Dukate, I. G.; John Davis, R. S. to V. G.; G. W. Morris, L. S. to V. G.; 
James Bryan, Chaplain. 

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The Woman's Christian Temperance Unions 

'T'HE Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Waynesburg now consists of three distinct organizations: namely, 

the Woman's, Frances Willard's and Y's. The oldest was organized in 1881. Mrs. Harriet VV. Sayers, wife of 
our venerable townsman, Ezra M. Sayers, Esq., was the first president. She was a born leader, and gave such 
intelligent effort, such unselfish devotion and consecrated zeal to the cause of temperance that even yet "her works 
do follow her." 

Among the charter members who wrought so nobly with President Sayers, especially along the lice of 
remonstrance against the granting of license, we find these names on an old file of minutes: Mrs. Nancy and 
Sabina Hays, Mrs. Waddell, Mrs. Lewis Day and daughter Elizabeth, Mrs. Elizabeth Linsey Crawford, Mrs. 
Andrew Wilson, Mrs. Prof. Scott, Mrs. R. W. Dougan, the Misses Belle Braden, Tillie Hays and Alice Melvin. 
Also Dr. Jane Teagarden, who was ably assisted by her father, Isaac Teagarden, Esq. 

The first Greene County W. C. T. U. Convention was held in 1882. State President Swift and State Superin- 
tendent Mair were speakers who gave the work fresh impetus, numbers and influence. 

The movement was checked and its growth retarded after the National Convention of 1889, when the organi- 
zation resolved itself into a Partisan and Non-Partisan Union and Alliance. Waynesburg Union suffered the loss 
of many of its ablest women, who have ever since been W. C. T. U. in sentiment if not in name. 

In the campaign for State prohibition in 1890. old differences were largely adjusted and new Unions organized 
within the county. Mrs. Jennie Fordyce Sayers, now superintendent of Mothers' Meetings and president of the 
Mothers' Club, was elected president during the period of reorganization, and carried the work to a successful issue 
by holding a harmonious County \V. C. T. U. Convention in the C. P. Church in 1904, which has since been held 
annually, the last being held at Carmichaels, September 5, 6, 1906. 

Mrs. Mary S. Parry, first County President, has been local president of the Waynesburg W. C. T. U. since 
1898; Mrs. Eva K. Bowlby, Vice-President; Mrs. Anna Millikin, Corresponding Secretary; Miss Ida Huss, Record- 
ing Secretary; Mrs. Belle E. Funk. Treasurer. 

The Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union was organized in 1887, but is now graduated into the 
Francis Willard Union. Its president is Miss Mary E. Sayers, the youngest daughter of our beloved first president, 
Mrs. Harriet W. Sayers. It is a strong, active union and is at present taking the initiative in raising the money to 
purchase a public drinking fountain for Court House Square. 

The Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Miss lona Wood, President, was organized in 1904, It is 
largely composed of young girls from high school and college, whose influence for purity and wholesome living 
cannot be estimated. 

We wish we had space to give the names of our W. C. T. U. women who are doing grand work as superin- 
tendents of the following departments: Evangelistic, Unfermented Wine, Scientific Temperance, Legislative and 
Petition, Jail and Almshouse, Railroad and Soldiers, Flower Mission, Peace, Purity, Sunday-school Pledge Signing, 
Press, Fair Work, Mercy, Parlor Meetings, Franchise, Non-alcoholic Medication, Distribution Temperance and 
Religious Literature, Urging Law Enforcement. 

Quietly, steadfastly and earnestly these three Unions are trying to make the W. C. T. U. the leading, as well 
as the oldest club in Waynesburg; also by tact and sympathy and Christian courtesy, getting into touch with all 
organizations that will help us in the future, as in the past quarter of a century, to keep the saloon out of our 
beloved county. A picture of one of our strongest churches, taken in the seventies, shows in close proximity an 
advertisement of "Pure Old Monongahela Rye Whiskey.'' We belong to all the churches and are intensely loyal 
to them, but we are "one in Christ Jesus," and our white ribbon badge is the tie that binds in closest fellowship, 
co-workers for "God and Home and Native Land." 

The Chautauqua Reading Circle 

T^HE Waynesburg Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle had its origin at Chautauqua, 

N. Y., in 1903, among a number of Waynesburg people who were attending the 
assembls' that year. 

Through their interest and enthusiasm a circle of fourteen members was organized on 
their return home, and the initial meeting was held at the home of Miss Myrtle Parker the 
first Friday in October. 

During the year the membership increased to thirty-eight. Meetings for study and review 
were held semi-monthly at the homes of the members. The following year there were forty- 
two members enrolled, but this number was somewhat diminished by removals. During the 
three years, fifty-seven members have been enrolled. 

One of the delightful features of the circle has been the social gatherings: indoor and out- 
door picnics and informal receptions. Two or three have been held each year. Shakespeare 
day was observed last year and a character reception was given in which a Shakespearean 
farce was rendered by four young ladies of the circle. 

The success and efficiency of this society is preeminently due to the unremitting effort 
and zeal of Dr. J. M. Howard, the honored president of the organization. 

The officers for the present year are: President, Dr. J.M.Howard; Vice-President, 
Miss Mary E. Sayers; Secretary, Miss Myrtle Parker; Treasurer, Mrs. J. J. Purman. 

There are forty-three members now reading the regular Chautauqua Course. The Circle 
is now studying the Shakespearean Course as laid out by the Chautauqua management, along 
with a year in English history. 

Waynesburg has reason to be proud of her Chautauqua Reading Circle. 

The J. F, McCullough Post, No. 367, G. A. R., Organized Sept. 7, 1883 

Back Row-T. J. Penn. lames Mahan, Lindsey Black, S. C. McClelland. 

Middle Row-J. B. Donley. Haivev McGlumphy, T. VV. Savers, .1. W. Simpson, Wm. Gibbins, Wm. C. Burke 
Front Row— T. C. Wallace, Jacob Rush, W. 1, Rusli, J. C. Yoders, Joshua Beeler, Thos, Glennen, Z. C. 1 
E. W. Wood. 

J. R. McNay. T. J. Penn, John Wood, *Park Allum, Dennis Sanders, Andrew Line. 
Simonton, *Edwin Minor, T. B. Hill, David Buchanan, Lisbon Scott, J. E. Savers, 
H. C, Sayers, J, H, Moredock, Harrison UUom, J. B, Rinehart, Levi Taylor, J. R. Dun 

A Flash-light of the Maccabees taken in their Lodge Hall 

T^HE Knights of the Maccabees is one of the strongest beneficiary and fraternal organizations 

in America. On account of its merits as a fraternal and social organization, the order has 
made rapid progress in the United States and Canada. Its membership now reaches nearly 
400, OUO. It has a surplus of over $35,000,000 as an emergency fund. 

Waynesburg Tent No. 385 was organized in June, 1901. The members carry from S250 
to S3, 000. Each member can also carry sick and accident policies. 

The insurance feature is comparatively low and within the reach of most an^^ industrious 
and economical person who has the welfare of his family at heart. The interests of the mem- 
bers are looked after, especially in sickness or at times when a member has no employment. 

The present membership of the local Tent is eighty-eight. The Tent meets in Independ- 
ence Hall the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, where all visiting members will 
find a hearty welcome. 

The following officers have been elected for the present term: W. H. Edwards, Com- 
mander; Charles Wise, Lieutenant Commander: C. S. Woodruff, Sergeant; W. W. Evans, 
Record Keeper and Finance Keeper; W. S. Zimmerman, Chaplain: Melvin Rhome, Master of 
Arms; John Wise and Harry Hawkins, First and Second Master of Guards; Frank Amdursky, 
Sentinel; John Phillips, Picket. 

Interior of Philoraathean Hall 

' I "HE first minutes of the Philomathean Literary Society of Waynesburg College state that 

it was "that division of the old Lamartine Society which had been chosen by A. J. Yeater," 
and which met for organization on February 11, 1851. At that time Phillip Axtell was elected 
president and Thomas Henderson, secretary. On the first roll are found such names a 
A. G. Cross, A. A. Purman, James and William Lazear, I. Lindsey, I. Rogers, etc. 

The society halls were evidently not finished at this time, for the meetings were held in 
the Baptist Church and later in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The minutes for 
November 10, 1851, however, begin "Philo Hall" and tell of drawing cuts for the choice of 
halls, resulting in Philo's first choice and her selection of the western room. Here the 
meetings of this society and of the Emma Willards" were held, one of the two literary 
organizations in the Female Department." 

The records of this time are exceedingly interesting, telling of fines of six and one-fourth 
cents for laughing, twelve and one-hall cents against one member who insisted on lying down 
during the meeting, thirty-seven and one half cents expended for candles and later thirty cents 
for lamp pipes, and S12.50 for the services of the brass band at contest. And these contests 
seem to have been the bone of contention between the societies from their earliest history, the 
tendency to "scrap" showing as plainly in the records of fifty years ago as in the records of 
to-day. Philo is justly proud of the fact that for twenty-three years she has stood first in 
these contests and now leads by twenty-five points. 

In 1874 the Emma Willard Society united with the Philomathean, and in 1884 moved 
into the new college building. Again Philo was fortunate in getting the choice of halls, and 
in securing her present delightful habitation, the western hall on the third floor. 

The literary societies have not only been one of the educational factors in Waynesburg 
College, but the chief social centers as well, and second only to his loyalty to the school, 
comes the old student's loyalty to his "society." 

A few of the many distinguished men and women who were at one time members of the Plii 

1. Gov. A. B. Cummings. of Iowa. 2, S. L. Mestrezat, State Supreme Court judge. 3, General John I. Rodgers, 
U. S. A. 4, VV. H. Black, D. D., LL. D., President of Missouri Valley College, Marshall. Mo. 5. William B. 
Mathews, Clerk of Supreme Court of West Virginia. 6, Dr. A. B. Miller. D. D., LL. D., for forty years President 
of Waynesburg College. 7. Rev. David H. King, D. D.. Vineland. N. J. 8. Dr. William M. Beach, Ex-president of 
the American Medical Society. 9, J. J. Purman, Medical E.>taminer U. S. Pension Department. Washington. D. C. 
10. T. S. Crago, Major Tenth Regiment National Guards of Pennsylvania. 11, Dr. Walter G. Scott, Ph. D., the 
Distinguished Mathematician. 12. Estella Biddle Clark. Preceptress of the College. 13. Hon. D S. Walton, our 
present State Senator. 

Interior of the Union Society Hall 

T^HE Union Society of Waynesburg College extends heartiest greetings to all its one-time 

members and friends. This organization, with its sister society, the Philo, was founded in 
1851, at the same time as the origin of the college; and in 1858 obtained a charter from the 
legislature, with the object of "the promotion of literature, virtue and friendship, mutual 
improvement in composition and elocution, and enlarging the fund of information." 

At the same time that the Union and Philo Societies were founded among the gentlemen, 
two. similar societies, the Emma Willard and the Philean, were founded among the young 
ladies. These four organizations flourished until about 1875, when the EmmaWillards united 
with the Philos, and the Phileans with the Unions. 

Some objections had been filed to the union of the societies up to this time, but through 
the kind and tactful efforts of Mrs. M. K. B. Miller, wife of our late President of Waynesburg 
College, Dr. A. B. Miller, the union was accomplished; she urging that to be a successful 
coeducational college, we must have coeducation in all departments of college work. 

The society halls have twice been refitted and refurnished entirely at the expense of the 
former and present members and friends, and are now in excellent condition. 

For many years each society owned a fairly well equipped library, also the gift of mem- 
bers and friends; but, owing to the difficulty of keeping a strict account of the books, both 
societies donated them to the college library. 

Union points with honor to all her sons and daughters, and rejoices to have them return 
at the annual reunions, to say that of all the college memories, the most delightful, and those 
best remembered, center around Union Hall and their fellow society members, and further to 
testify t3 the advantages of literary work to teach "how to tell" what one has learned. 

As to the work of the Union Society of the future, it is this — to live up to Union's motto, 
"Fas et virtutem vindicamus." 

Residence of Charles G. Heasley, Sherman Ave, 

Residence of John F, Pauley, Cor. Sherman Ave, and Sixth St, 

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T N the year 1771. Thomas Slater settled on Ten Mile Creek, in what was then Monongalia County. Viruinia. and Francis Peyton. 

Philip Pendleton and Joseph Holmes, the commissioners appointed to adjust the claims of unpatented lands in the counties 
of Monongaha. Yohogania and Ohio, certified that Thomas Slater was entitled to S'lS acres of land to include his settlement. 

There is an old legend current that Thomas Slater purchased this land from an Indian for a two-year-old heifer and a flint-lock 
rifle. The legal title to this land was procured by an application to the land office, which was then located at Lancaster. Pa., where- 
upon a warrant, dated the Sth day of June. 1787, was granted to him, and later a return of survey was made, upon which a patent was 
issued March 7. 1780. 

Thomas Slater sold the above three hundred and ninet.v-five acres, called Eden, to the trustees of Greene County, October 28, 
n'lo, for S2,3<lb, As late as 1843 there were only about eighty dwellings in Waynesburg. In 187S the town is shown by a picture else- 
where. Our little city has grown in wealth, culture, education and refinement, in keeping with its size. 

The four corner lots on Washington and High Streets are to-day worth over half a million dollars. Real Estate has advanced 
more since 18% than it had in the previous century. Recently S53.0L10 worth of town lots were sold in one week to our own people- 
There are 375.0(10 acres of an eight-foot vein of coal in Greene County waiting development. In IIOO this coal was optioned at prices 
ranging from S4 to SbO per acre. This coal is now bringing from SIGH to SSrtO per acre. When developed and used for coking it will be 
worth from SS.OOO to s8,0tXl per acre. 

Factory sites, cheap fuel, sober, contented workmen, beautiful homes. A very fertile, productive surrounding country from 
which an abundance of everything flows to Waynesburg. These are among the many advantages enjoyed by this community. 

All land within a radius of five miles of Waynesburg has increased from lOLl to l.OOOv within the last five years The map shows a 
run ivhere Morris Street is now located. Some of our most valuable lots were counted worthless fifty years ago. Our old citizens 
still remember when a foot-log crossed Morris Street at High Street. The reasons we have grown is because the great gas fields are 
on all sides of us; we have large oil interests: our people have the advantages of a splendid college. The nest ten years will bring 
standard-gage railroads, factories, coke and coal development, glass plants, more and larger tin and iron mills. No spot on earth 
offers a better chance for the safe investment of capital. 

We will gladly give you any information concerning real estate, coal lands, factory sites, business opportunities. We will at any 
time gladly show you around our little city, point out the places of interest, introduce you to our people, and show that the above are 
only a few of the blessings that make Waynesburg prosperous and beautiful. 

Address or call at any time on Silveus & Fordyce. General Insurance and Real Estate. Coal, Oil, and Gas Lands, Sayers 
Building Rooms "), 10. 

Members of the Greene County Bar 

1. James InRhram. 2, H. C, Staceers. 3, A. A. Purman. 4, Thomas S. Crago. 5. James A. J. Buchanan. 6, Joseph Patton. 
7, S. M. Smith. 8. W. D. Cotterrel. 0, Challen W. Waychoff. 10, Samuel Montsomeiy. 11, A. L. Moredock. 12, J. W. Ray. 
13, J. P. Teaearden. 14, S. F. Grim. 15, M. R. Travis. 10. A. F. Silveus. 17, S. M. Williamson. IS. W. J. Kyle. 
19. D. S. Walton. 20, A. P. Dickey. 21, D. R. P. Huss. 22, James J. Purman. 23, T. H. Wilkinson. 24, John C. Knox. 
25, W. F. King. 

Members of the Greene County Bar 

1, E. M. Sayers. 2, James E. Sajers. 3. A. H. Sayers. 4, H. C. Sayers, Jr. 5. L. W. Sayers. 0, J. H. Zimmerman. 7. J. R. Pipes. 
8. David R. Huss. <K P. D. Rinehart. 10. D. C. Cumpston. H. I. N. Kuhn. 13. B- N. Freeland. 13. Edward Martin. 
U. H. I. Ross. 1.=;. T. H. Shannon, lu, J. B. Donley. 17. Frank ]. Fonner. 18. R. L. Crawford. 10, John S Carter. 
2U, Charles S. Carter. 21, C. J. Crawford, 22, Frank W. Downey. 23, Patrick Donley. 24, Charles H. King. 25. A. R. Maple. 

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The Downey House Corner as the Old-Timers Knew It (Looking East; 

"T^HERE are few spots around Waynesburg that have undergone a greater change than the 

corner shown in this picture. The corner lot originally sold for $104. The Bull's Head 
or Adams Inn was the forerunner of the magnificent Downey House Hotel. When N. Clark 
& Sons sold linen dusters and Greely hats, no one ever expected to see the Grossman Depart- 
ment Store with all the improvements of a city skyscraper, now in use, and a busy department 
store selling to an army, where a few formerh- dealt. 

Where Josiah Porter kept his general store, is now a busy scene of rush and hurry, for 
Harvey Call's large grocery delivers the real living for the greater part of the people; and busy 
wagons scurry around town, where before the tired boy went to the store. 

Think of what one of our old-timers would say if he were to return to life, step into 
Jesse L. Ross' Drug Store and see all the great improved medical appliances, new discoveries 
and compounds. The toilet articles that are so handsomely made and so inexpensive- Think 
of a wash with toilet soap to one who had used the wood-ash-lye soap that the good housewife 
formerly made. This same soap, that grandma used to make, would remove the skin from a 
modern individual almost as readily as the Indian's knife relieved the earl}' settler of his scalp. 
Think of the pewter spoons and leaden ladles with which the old-timers took their "British 
ile," and then look at the tablets and capsules of the present da}-. The science of medicine 
has added over ten years to the average life of our people. 

In ye olden days the people of Waynesburg carried tin lanterns punched with holes around 
the sides to let out the light, and a tallow candle was inside; then came the square lantern with 
the glass sides; then the oil lantern with the glass globe. Some of our people still remember 
when the little spoon-shaped lamp was used. This crude affair had a rag hanging out over the 
side and it was on this that the blaze was kept. Tallow, lard or grease was poured over the 
rag. Think of this early system of lighting, when the old people were even afraid of oil lamps; 
what would they say if they could come to our modern gas and electrically lighted homes? 

What would a visit to C. M. Parker's store mean to an old-timer? What would he think 
to see the modern works of the lamp manufacturer's art? The student's lamp? The dazzling 
chandeliers that are ready to be installed into your home by this electrical and scientific plumber? 

We are living in a fast age and we ourselves are not aware of the many improvements that 
are being made in the heating, lighting and plumbing systems of our days. Mr. Parker's 
store is the place and Mr. Parker is the man to show you all the latest and best things in his 
line. Every town has an expert in this line and Waynesburg is no exception. 

Residence of Dr. J. T. UUom, Cor. High and Richhill Sts. 

Residence of A. P. Smith. E. High St. 

The VVisecarver Building 



ly/TR. GEORGE E. HOGE is counted one 
of our best business men. His large 
clothing store has been noted as one of the best- 
kept stores in Waynesburg. A very large stock 
of men's clothing of the highest grade and 
most stylish make is always on hand. 

This is the place of all places to go when 
you are looking tor a suit that will be both 
dressy and dependable. Mr. Hoge carries 
only the best grade of goods. You get what 
you pay for, and you pay only for what 
you get. 

Gents' furnishing goods, hats and caps. 
A full line of the most stylish and best made 
overcoats ready to wear. 

A MONG the Waynesburg stores, there is 
one that has a unique place. Hoover & 
Minor have always had a large trade in their 
line, and this year seems to surpass former 
years in the volume of business done by 
this house. 

They carry a great assortment of the very 
latest effects in ladies' and gents' furnishings, 
men's and boys' suits, overcoats, underwear, 
hosiery, gloves, shirts and neckwear. Give 
them a call and see if they can't give you com- 
plete satisfaction, as to fit, finish, quality and 
price. A full line of dry goods and notions at 
prices that are consistent with the goods. This 
is one of Waynesburg's cosmopolitan stores. 

The I. O. O. F. Building and Opera House 

\^7AYNESBLIRGhas one ofthe neatest, nobbiest, best managed and best patronized ground 
floor theaters in this end of the State. Many of the best guaranteed attractions are 
booked at this house. Prices range from twenty-five cents to two dollars, j. \V. Munnell is 
lessee and manager. 

T_r ILL'S Book Store has long since taken a place in the very front rank of popular stores. 
All the best magazines, newspapers and periodicals always on sale. A full and complete 
line of all the best books on the market. All the latest popular works of fiction, all the 
standard works of reference, a good stock of Bibles, and the only place in Waynesburg where 
all the flowers that grow can be had in season or out of season. Bulbs, plants and seeds of 
all descriptions. 

A large collection of the most precious china and cut glass goods in stock, also leather 
goods of all kinds. Wallpaper in the latest and most elaborate designs and gorgeous colors, 
are here for your inspection. 

The Odd Fellows' Building is more popularly known as Hill's Book Store. 

The Souvenir Book of Waynesburg is on sale at this store, also all the latest and the best 
illustrated post cards. 

Residence of Mr. George Auld, Cor. Second Ave. and Huffman St. 

Master lames Aul.i and Fril/ 

Residence of;Dr. T. N. Millikin, S. Morris St. 

Dr. T. N. Millikin and Samuel G. Burroughs 
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Helen VVisecarver 

George Sprague VVisecarver 

Nannie VV. and Helen VVisecarver 

Timothy J. VVisecarver, Jk 

Residence of E. M. Sayers, Cor. College and Morris Sts. 

TJON. E. M. SAYERS is the oldest 
citizen in Waynesburg. He was 
born May 30, 1812, in the log house that 
formerly stood on the lot where Dr. 
Ullom's residence is now located. He 
is the son of Ephraim Sayers, one of the 
remarkable men of his day. 

He was admitted to the bar in 1835 
and has been one of our leading lawyers 
and capitalists for almost three-quarters 
of a centurj'. 

Mr. Sayers has been an active citizen 
all his life; one of our reliable business 
men, whose keen insight into the intrica- 
cies of finance has been universally rec- 
ognized. He was president of the F. 
and D. National Bank for many years; 
president of the Board of Trustees of 
Waynesburg College when the corner- 
stone was laid for the new college build- 
ing. "Uncle Ezra," as he has been 
familiarly called, has always been a friend 
to the cause of education, and until 
recently a constant attendant at all of 
the college gatherings. 

The Chautauqua movement has had 
his entire sympathy, and for years he 

was a well known cottager at the Mother Chautauqua's annual sessions. Although nearing the 
century mark, he still has that subtle, appreciative mind that has marked his entire career. 

It is an inspiration to anyone to talk with a man whose early life was a part of the history 
of the days when our forefathers were doing the twelve herculean tasks that had to be done 
l)efore we could enjoy the blessings that are ours to-day. 

Hon. E. M. Sayers 

Dr. R. \V. Norris and Family 

Ida Katharine, Mabel Kline Ncrris, Robert Walter, Jr., and Dr. R. VV. Norris 

A Section of the Bird-Study of J. Warren Jacobs 

World's Fair Gold Medal 

IV/T R. JACOBS' home is No. 404 South Washington Street. 

^ ^ Aside from llis recular business, for twenty-two years he 

has been a close student of bird-life, studyinc the birds in their 
natural haunts, and recording his observations on their nestinc and 
food habits and miEration in an accurate and systematic manner in 
books prepared expressly for the purpose. He follows the birds 
with a camera and takes rare snapshots of bird-life, nests and ecss 
in situation. 

In 1893. the only State exhibit of birds' eccs seen at the Colum- 

bian Exposition was the Pennsylvania collection 
owned and exhibited by Mr. Jacobs. 

The enlarged and much improved collection 
was again loaned to the State for exhibition at the 
St. Louis World's Fair. I'UH. Here a gold medal 
and diploma were conferred upon him for this 
excellent display. 

The colony of purple martins that nest in the 
bird houses on his home grounds, has become 
famous. The bird houses appearing in cuts of 
residences of Waynesburg citizens in this booklet 
were built by the subject of this sketch. 

Mr. Jacobs holds membership in all the lead- 
ing scientific bird-study associations and is the 
publisher of a series of pamphlets Ki\-inB the 
results of his investigations. 

J. Warren Jacobs 

,nd Ileadley Building 

T^HIS is one of our substantial business buildings. It is just opposite the Court House. 
Did you ever read their "ad" or hear anyone say that Stoy & Cotterrel are the leading 
druggists? Well, go see their beautiful store in this building. Try their Arctic soda water 
and look over their line of drugs, toilet and fancy articles. If j'ou have a physician's pre- 
scription, this is the place to have it carefully compounded. Are you interested in amateur 
photography? Well, this is the place to get all supplies. You can get anything from a dollar 
kodak to the best camera that is made. 

Getting Keady for Thanksgiving Day 

Residence of Dr. R. E. Brock, Cor. E. High and Morgan Sts. 

Residence of Mr. A. B. McClelland, Cor. First Ave. and West St. 

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Miss Isabel Brock and Dandy 

Miss Mollie and Jack Walton and their Pony. Uick 

Master Ralph and Miss Bessie Summersgill and Teddy 

Miss Helen Hoge and Black Beauty 

Residence of Timothy Ross, E. High St. 

Residence of M. R. Travis, N. West St. 

Residence of Ex-Judge R. L. Crawford. E. [Lincoln St. Extension 

Residence of Miss Millie Tharp. Cor. E, High and Cumberland Sts 

Residence of Barney"Grossman, Cor. Morris and Lincoln Sts, 

Residence of John G. Fordyce, VV. Greene St. 

Residence of R. \V, Dougan, S. Washington St. 

Miss Helen Ross and Duke 

Master George Wise and Teddy 

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The Old Home Place of Walter R. Hawkins 

Residence and Store Room of ]. R. SuramersgiU. \V. High St. 

Residence of Judge James Inghram, Cor. High and Morris Sts 

Residence of Mrs, Sarah Lindsey. W. High St. 

Residence of L. VV. Sayers. Cor. Morris and Wayne Sts. Formerly the Home of Dr. A. B. Miller 

Summer Residence of Dr. J, M. Parry, Aleppo, P. O. 

Residence of W. O, Headlee. VV. College St. 

Residence of Prof. A. J, \\a\clioll, I'oi ImiM .\vo .uul lliiilm.inSl 

\^7AYNESBURG has a fine water system. Ten Mile Creek is one of the few pure 
streams that courses through a well kept farming section, with no mills, factories 
or mines (above the pumping station) to pollute or taint its waters. 

The picture shows that the pumping station is not only a well kept building, full of 
glittering machinery, but it is one of our beautiful pieces of scenery that has always 
attracted many visitors. 

We are doubly blessed, for we have an inexhaustible supply of soft water, free from 
lime or minerals, to be reached by Artesian wells, aside from the streams that flow 
through our town. 

We are blessed with a fine location for a reservoir, for the hill north of town, upon 
which our water supply is kept in store, is high above the town. The force of gravity 
from this reservoir gives us one of the best water systems in the State for fire purposes. 

We are amply protected from the ravenous flames that so soon wipe out a city, as 
we have fire plugs on almost every corner. Our water rates for domestic purposes are 
very reasonable and we have an ample supply for all purposes. 

Carnegie Pump Station 


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Carnegie Pump Station — Pumping Natural Gas to Pittsburg 

Boiler Room 

E. B. Throckmorton and Party Starting on a Mountain Trip 

Starting on a Three-hundred-mile Spin over the Alleghenies 

A few of the Automobiles kept at Scott's Garage 

A Few of the Alumni of Waynesburg College 

1, N. A. Clark. 2, Jacob Ruble. 3, James H. Norris. 4, W. R. Ruble. 5, Ira L. Mvers. t>, Mateie Moore Heaton. 7, Sarah 
Helphenstine McCormick. 8, Marearet M. Bridce. 0, Hattie F. Stewart. 10, Sarah Stockdale Wise. 11, Lena Clayton Ander- 
son. 12, W. Brvon Greenlee. 13. J. C. Momyer. 14. Thomas Hudson. IS. J. C. LauRhhn. lt>, W. M. Ryan. 17, A. M. GregB. 
18, W. R. Baldwin. It. Harry Lutz. 20, John W. Keller. 21, U. W. McMillan. 22, Wm. Baker. 23, J, M. Roberts. 24, John 
H. Campbell. 25, O. L. Blachley. 2b. J. A. B. Oelevee. 

A Few of the Alumni of Waynesburg College 

l.Pres. Z.X.Snyder. 2, Dr Helen M. Miller. 3. Mrs. Mary Owen House. 4. Stella Oelevee. 5, Rev. Georee \V. Montgo 
^1 Dr. Owen L, Hen,8 7 Fred H,gh. 8 Nora Summerscill Hish. >1. Dr. A. F. B. Morris. 10. Louise M. Rin 
U. Daniel T. \V. hams. U, Mrs. Mattie Scott Lucas. 13. William A. Silveus. 14. Rev. W. S. Danley. 15. Dr. Homer L. ( 


16. Mrs. Amelia Beauty Wendt. 17. Rev. A. j. Meek,' IS.' Dr. "Garard^Fordyce. "I'Craco'b B''.\da'ms;''Es'.V '''io. 'Marv'patlerson! 

„u_ , 23. Joseph W.Nelson. 24. Rev. W. J. Fisher. 25. Georee W.Teaearden. 

21, Mantie Strawn. 22. Mrs. Phoebe Wood Will 

1 Dr I M Houston. 2 Rev. W. Q. Rosselle. 3, H. E. Buffington. 4. George B. Mitchell. S, Dr. W. W. Grube. 6, Eva 
Keener-Everly. 7. E. M. Everly. Esq. 8, 011a Avers. '>. R. W. lr,ghram. 10, Rev. ]. B. Miller. ". Re^^ J- <?; ^";"^- 
Koehne. 13. Rev. Harry W Vincent. 14, Grace F. Sayers. IS. Dr. F. C. Stahlman. lb. Prof. Albert McG.nn.s, 
18 Marv Pitcock-Biddle. 1«, Prof. Charles E. Home. 20, Virginia Sowers-Krantz. 21, Mary Hathaway- 

35, Carrie Inghram. 26, Bessie Sutton-Sellers. 

12, Rev. ] 

n. Rev. R. L. Biddli 

McGinnis. 22, Rev. Th( 

i Whitiles. 23, Rev. Ja 

24, Laura Inghra 

College Senior Class of 07 



The Class of 'S/, '95, 74, '03, 'OS 

How Waynesburg College looked about the year 1860. The Public School 
The Commons and the old Graveyard 

Some Well-known Girls of Early College Days 

1864— Mary Phelan-Hoee. Je 

B. Woods, Hannah Day-GoBley, ]e 

! Webb-Bayard, Emm 
■riet Mestrezat-Huds 

Elizabeth Bower 

1867— Mary Owen-House. Ada Braddock-Blair, Lizzie A. Park 
Downey, Nannie PoUock-Kennedy. Mary btone-Reed, Mary All 

1873— Lou Porter, Emma Hayward-Oliphant, Lizzie 

, Sue Poi 

th, Jo O'Key. Laur 

Estelle Biddle-Clark, Flo 

raden, Belle Braden-Foster 

ns. Mary Humbert, Lou Smith-Ache, Maccie Harbaueh-Evans, B 
! Widney-Spiowls, Ella Gilmore-Rinehart. Sallie Buchanan-McC 

mma Clark-Von Bender, Philinda Andrew-Ritchie, 

Hill-Nulton, Josie A. Hayward' 

Daniel Anderson, Mrs. Phoebe Jane Dague, (Mother of Mrs. H. S. Dole.) Margaret ij. Sirawn. Z. C. Ra 
Dr. .1. T. Ullom, James H. Babbitt, Jolin H. Rodgers, Prof. George S. Martin. 

Aunt Polly Sla 

Mary Lindsey 

Amelia Bedford 

Rev. R. H. Sutton, Joseph G. Rilrhie, Hon, C. A. Black. Mrs. Margaret Bell Miller, Hon. A A. Purman. Ja 
Knox, Dr. Anderson Cross, Robert A. McConnell, David Crawford, Hon Justus F. Temple. 

Residence of Walter Miller, First Ave. 

Residence of Samuel Huonell, N. Kichhill St. 


S. M. Smith's Stable 

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George Moredock, Harry Smith and his Pouy, Colonel 

Master Russell Kuhn aiui Tan 

College Track Team 

Waynesburg's P. O. M. Ball Team 

The memhers on the bench, reading from left to right, are Joe 
F. P. Simpson, 3 B.; Milt Montgomery. 2 B. ; James Ganier, C. F. ; Jo 
Ben Montsomerv, C. : Frank Dessau, P.; K, Hagerman, P.: Elmer Ca 
Wajnesbure, Wasliineton. Braddock, Charleroi, Uniontown. Cnmbe 
Ohio), made up the Pennsylvania. Ohio and Maryland League. This 
saw some great games. The pennant was not won until the last gam 
with less than one hundred points between them. The P. O. M. took 

R. F. ; E. E. 

P.; J. V. M 
tinon. P. 
land (Md.) 
vas one of 

ut of thr. 

ist Liverpool and Steubenville (both of 
fastest minor leagues in America. We 
id the first seven clubs closed the season 
games played with the National League. 

Caudidates for the Ho College I'uot-Ball I'eain 

Walton Bldg., owned by Senator D. S. Walton. Walton Hotel, Ned Walton, Proprietor 

T^HE year 1774 was known in local history as the "bloody year." Fort Jackson was built on the 

plateau (that is now a part of East Waynesburg) near the mouth of John Wiley's Run. It was 
the refuge for about fifty families that resided in this neighborhood. At first this fortification was 
but a single cabin remodeled and reconstructed into a sort of blockhouse. It was increased in size 
as the inhabitants increased and dangers thickened, until it was a regular stockade of great capacity 
and superior strength. It consisted of a regular system of cabins, arranged in the form of a hollow 
square and enclosing an acre of ground. Between these cabins were palisades ten or twelve feet 
high, all supplied with portholes and other necessary essentials to effective defense. Each prominent, 
thrifty settler in this neighborhood who looked to Fort Jackson for protection, owned one of its 
elementary cabins, and besides a home on his farm had a home of defense to be resorted to 
in case of danger. 

The old settlers built their cabins under the protecting care of the fort, for the redskin was as 
ready with destructive flames to burn the home as he was to scalp the inmates. 

Man has always found it necessary to look to the combined assistance of his fellows to help 
protect his home. Nations build navies and drill armies in times of peace to be ready to protect 
their possessions in times of trouble. 

The business world has found it a necessity to insure all the goods, buildings, and furniture 
against loss by fires, floods, winds, burglars and a hundred other enemies. The most prudent 
people on earth carry insurance on all their property. Where would new Baltimore be without 
the millions of fire insurance that poured into the stricken city? Chicago and San Francisco 
were likewise helped. 

Individuals who are looking for insurance with reliable companies that have a standing army 
of 80,000,000 dollars ready to fight your battle and make good your loss, should lose no time to 
come in under the protecting care of this great power. 

Harry B. Goodwin and Daniel B. Huffman have one of the best real estate, insurance and 
loan offices in Waynesburg. They are ready at all times to show you their business opportunities 
and places for investments. They are ever ready to promote legitimate stock companies. 

If you are wise, you will lay aside a fraction of your plenty for compounded trouble that the 
future may bring you. Visit room No. 2 in the Downey House Building and come out a 
safer, saner man. 

The Farmers & Drovers National Bank. Organized in 1834. The Oldest and Largest Banking Institution in Greene County 

Hon. D. S. Walton, President Geo. VV. Gordon, Vice-President J. B. F. Rinehart, Vice-President 

J. B. F. Rinehart, Cashier Harry L. Georgb, Asst. Cashier 













Capital $200,000 

Deposits $1,200,000 Surplus and Profits $540,000 

Citizens Bank Building, Cor. Washington and High Sts. (The old Campbell corner) 


SEPTEMBER 4, 1906 

VV. P. HosKiNSON, President 

Dennis Smith, Vice-President 

J. C. Garard, Cashii 


Loans and Discounts 
U. S. Bonds 

Banking House & Fixtures 
Cash and Reserve 
Redemption Fund 

$1,777,146 79 

75,000 00 

69.756 30 

242,645 62 

3,750 00 

$2,168,298 71 

Capital Stock 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 
Dividends Unpaid 

S200,000 00 

807.576 81 

74.500 00 

422 00 

1,085,799 90 

$2,168,298 71 











On roll of National Banks of the United States; first in Greene County, thirteenth in the State, thirty- 
sixth in the United States. 

Union Deposit lV Trust Company 




Loans and Discounts 

Stocks, Bonds and Mortgages 

Furniture and Fixtures 


Cash and Due from Banks 



$497,024 29 Capital Stock $125,000 00 

100,851 85 Surplus Fund 110,000 00 

6,042 78 Undivided Profits 2,751 76 

681 44 Bills Re-Discounted 33,500 00 

39.994 48 Due Depositors 373.343 08 

$644,594 84 Total $644,594 84 

R. F. Downey, President 

Thomas S. Crago, Vice-President 

W. D. CoTTERREL, Treasurer 













The American National Bank 





U. S. Bonds 

Premium on U. S. Bonds 

Cash and Due from Banks 

Furniture and Fixtures 

$419,361 16 

1,843 10 

200,000 00 

11,000 00 

39,316 11 

3,901 80 

S67S,422 17 

Capital Stock 
Surplus and Profits 
Bills Payable 
Dividends Unpaid 

S200,000 00 

75,814 31 

200,000 00 

179,543 86 

20,000 00 

64 00 

$675,422 17 

Dr, S. E. VVinget, President 

Pkter Bradley, 1st Vice-Pres. 

P. J. Bradley, Cashier 

J. T. Shiplet, 2nd Vice-Pres 







Peoples Bank 

A. Lantz, President J- A. Dunn, Cashier 

Capital Stock $100,000, Surplus and Profits $130,000, Deposits $300,000, Loans $450,000. 

Interior of the Waynesburg Pressed Steel Co. Mills. Manufacturers of the VVaynesburg 
Solid-Steel Shovel. The Best Made Shovel in the World 

The Green House 

I HIS is one of our historic buildings. It was in the rooms on the second floor that Miss Margaret Kerr Bell 
taught the girls' classes in 1850; this was the beginning of the Female Department of the College 
This building was used for years as a hotel; the bar-room was in the room now occupied by J.G Gordan'sstore. 
In this building Messrs. Harry Taylor and George Huffman carry on their large and extensive real 

estate and insurance business. 

In the room where once the students, with pencil and slate, struggled with interest and square root, are 

put through some of the plans that have made this one of the leading real estate firms of the county. 

Interior of J. M. Kennedy's Jewelry Store, W. High St. 

Interior of John W. Nichol's Jewelry Store, S. Washington St. 

The Downey House Barber Shop 

Don't wait half your life away! City work. Six chairs. Six artists. The best place to i 
place to get the best shave. If joii are %vise, U R next. Chisler & Cummings. Props. 

ijuick shave: the quicke 

S. Goldsmith's Jewelry Store, E. High St. 
A Rood place to get the best goods 

Wood and Sprague Bldg,, and the VV. F. Blair Bldg., E. High St. 

Interior of the First Floor of Harrison i<: Cohen's Store 


. HIS firm is doing a very large business in all the latest and best city styles. They carry a very large stock and 
are clothiers and furnishers for men. women and children. They make a specialty of mail order business. 
This is strictly a one-price store. They ship goods to all parts of Greene County. 

E. C. Kelsey 

For fourteen years Mr. Kelsey was the well- 
known and beloved superintendent of the Baptist 
Sunday-school. He died May 3, 1899. 

NoRVAL HoGE, Mechanical Genius 

Mr. Hoge will be seventy-two years of age 
in March. He furnished many of the photo- 
graphs from which some of the best pictures 
in this book were made. 


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Interior of R, H. Goldberg and Co.'s Store 
The largest and most complete carpet and dry goods store in VVaynesburg 

Ladies' Department, where the largest and most stylish tailor-made suits, coats and furs are always in stock 

Interior of C. L. Cochran & Co.'s Dry Goods and Millinery Store, E. High St. 
One of the best patronized stores in VVaynesburg 

Scene on Smith's Creek 
Hay time 

Unck's Hollow 
Ten Mile Creek 

l"obl-Ollice Buildiug, ovvued by Timothy Koss 

'"The best test of what any people are, or what they do, is found in the articles offered for 

sale at their stores and shops. 

No better evidence can he had that Waynesburgers area home-loving, home-building people 
than the immense stock of everything in the way of home and office furniture offered for sale here. 

The Waynesburg Furniture and Undertaking Company have one of the largest stores in 
this section. They carry everything that is needed for comfort, convenience and luxury. 

The interior of our homes are as beautiful and home-like as the exteriors are magnificent 
and stately, and there is nothing better to prove to the world that we are a reading people, than 
the almost universal use of the Macy sectional bookcases that are in almost everj- home and 
office. Much of the harmony that so completely heightens the effect and appearance of some 
of the best homes, has been the result of the artistic temperament of the good wife, ever ready 
to find opportunities for the decorative changes of the never ending variety to which these 
sections of golden oak, maple or mahogany bookcases lend themselves so admirably. 

This company is sole agent for the celebrated Macy sectional bookcase and office furniture. 

The most complete undertaking establishment in Greene County- Store in the post- 
office building. 

Corner of High and Morris Sts. 

Go just around this famous old corner if you are looking for the best equipped job office in Waynesburg. If you 
are in need of the best and most artistic work, then follow the crowd. This is the street, see the sign; see the 
proprietor. See if there is not millions in printer's ink when C. T. Sutton handles the ink. 

The Messenger Corner has always been the business center of Waynesburg. Barney Grossman, the king 
clothier, is one of the best known citizens in the county. Barney is known by the clothes he sells. Vou can get 
just as good clothing here as you will find in any of the large stores of the cities. 

Miss Jfssie lildtk and Beth Helphenstiiie 
"Old Fred," who has taken the girls many a dandy drive 

Superintendent's Oflice 

Interior of the Local Kxchauge 

'X'HE South Penn Telephone and Telegraph Company has 962 phones in VVaynesburg, 524 farmers' phones and 
75 pay stations. Connections with all the standard companies. The C. D. & P., and American Bell Company 
give long distance connection with all points in the United States. 

The South Penn is owned and managed by VVaynesburg and Greene County people. B. N. Freeland. Presi- 
dent; W. D. Cotterrel, Treasurer; E. B. Throckmorton, Secretary and Manager; T. S. Crago, Counsel. The officers 
are all directors and with the following complete the Board of Directors: J. W. Closser. Lou Waddell, ]. B. F. 
Rinehart. Ed Scott and J. H. Wise. 

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I HE Greene County Telephone Company, organized by citizens of Waynesburg and Greene 

County, is building a modern and up-to-date system. 

This company owns its telephones and pays no tribute to the trust. 

Conduits and wires are being placed underground and a complete central exchange is being 
installed. Connections are being made with all points in Greene and adjoining counties, also long 
distance service over Independent lines to Pittsburg, Uniontown. Wheeling, Columbus, Jownstown, 
Altoona, Erie, Youngstown and many other places. W. H. Bailey is President, T. B. Lee. Treasurer and Manager: 
Challen W. Waychoff, Counsel. Offices, Grossman Bldg.. High St. 













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A Group of VVaynesburg Business College Students 

RUSINESS, business, business! is the cry; and it is the wide-awake young people of to-day who fit themselves 
for a business life, who will be the business men and women of to-morrow. The VVaynesburg Business 
College is equipped to give you all the advantages of a first-class business training that will fit you for all 
remunerative business pursuits. See the splendid set of young people who are now preparing for a business 
career. Shorthand, typewriting and all branches taught at the Waynesburg Business College. 

George E. Rice 

T S a rising young business man, who was born on a farm in Gilmore Township, Greene County, Penna., October 
19, 1867. He is a son of Josephus and Sarah Roberts Rice, He received his education in the public schools, 
and the Normal University of Ada, Ohio. He taught one term in the public schools, after which he began leasing 
oil and gas lands and selling the leases to the various operating companies and investing the money received from 
such sales in oil properties, most of which proved to be good. 

In 1902 he came to Waynesburg and took up the coal land and real estate business, in which business he has 
been very successful, and is now the owner of a large acreage of coal lands in Pennsylvania. West \'irginia and 
Ohio. He is interested in a number of other enterprises of various kinds. On October 8. 1902, he married Edna 
Jane, daughter of James A. Phillips, of Uniontown, Penna. They have one son, James P., who is one and one-half 
years of age. 





1\ /[ R. BABBITT has conducted a photo- 
graph studio here since 1899, where 
he has always been one of our busiest 
workers. He has built up a very large 
trade throughout the county. Almost this 
entire collection of photographs came from 
this artist, and no words can add to the 
real worth of his work, for these pictures 
speak for themselves. 

]. Harry Babbitt, Photographer 

Mr. Babbitt is a photographer of more than 
ordinary ability. He is well equipped for all classes 
(if work, outside work, interior views, house pictures 
and his ever increasing studio work. 

For reasonable prices, guaranteed results, cour- 
teous treatment and all that goes to make an artistic 
piece of work, we are certain that no better place can 
be found than the art studio at 33 West High Street. 

Mr. Babbitt is a native of the county, a thorough 
Waynesburger, and all the town's interests are his. 
Compare the work in this collection with that of any 
other city, and see if Waynesburg does not rank favor- 
ably with the best. 

Vernon E. Wallace, Assistant 

R. L Summersgill's Marble and Granite Works, Cor. Washington and Franklin Sts. 

IV/r R. SUMMERSGILL has built up a very large trade in his line of work. He deals 
in granite and marble monuments, chimney caps, pavements and all kinds of stone 
work. Mr. Summersgill now has the largest stock that he has ever carried, and anyone 
wishing first-class work will do well to visit this old, reliable establishment. 

It has been fifty years since this marble business, now carried on so extensively, was 
first established by the present proprietor's father, J. J- Summersgill. All over Greene 
County, in almost every spot where chiseled marble marks the resting-place of some 
dear one, is found the mark of the master workman, and the name Summersgill Marble 
Works" (found on the base) indicates the confidence the people of this county have 
in this firm. 

The verj' latest and most expensive pneumatic machinery has been installed, and 
now one man, with these improved facilities, can do the work that it formerly required 
four men to do. 

Waynesburg takes pride in her well-laid pavements. They are mostly made of 
Cleveland stone and a very large percentage of these miles of modern improvements 
were put in place by this hustling Waynesburger. 

The Greene County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument 

T^HIS magnificent monument was erected in honor of the Greene County boys who served 

their country in the dark days of the sixties. 

This is one of the finest monuments erected to the war heroes in this section, and is the 
gift of Greene County to forever show her appreciation of the service of her sons. 

It was erected by Waynesburg's capable marble and stone cutter, Mr. S. A. Rinehart, 
whose handiwork is seen on such buildings as the residences of Messrs. J. B. F. Rinehart, 
Dr. J. T. Ullom, C. H. Bowlby, the Christian Church, and many other beautiful places around 
Waynesburg, where workmanship of the highest order was required. 

Mr. Rinehart has a well equipped granite and marble works, where the very finest line of 
tombstones, monuments, vaults and all the latest and best designs are worked out both bv 
hand and b}- machinery. The latest pneumatic machinery installed. 

The shop and marble yards are located on South Morgan Street. 

Judge Inghram's Yard 

/^N the morning of October 11, 1906, an 
unusual scene was presented to view. 
The ground was white with snow, and snow 
was clinging to the green foliage of the trees, 
making a rare picture indeed. Up to this date 
no frost had come to kill the green foliage and 
all nature was robed in its summer attire, 
when on the evening of the 10th, about two 
inches of snow fell, mingling the pure white 
with the deep green. 

pROF. JOHN C. STEWART, who is now 
serving his sixth year as County Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction, was the first 
superintendent in Greene County to be elected 
for a second term. 

Prof. John C. Stewart 

The Four Mile Bridge, over South Ten Mile Creek, Built in 1840 
Reverse this page and look at this picture 

Mr. Geo 

iGE W. WiSF 


a native of Greene 



orn July 22, 1813, H 

s father 

was wagon- 

Gen. Washin 

His paren 

ts were poor 

and hi 

s school 



e meager 

as he received but 1 

Dur mon 

ths' school- 


. He Stan 

ed in life at 

he age 

of fourt 

een to work 


own way 

through the 


For hi 

first day's 



'ed a tish-hoc 

k, and 

:or amc 

nth's work. 


eived a pa 

r of shoes. I 

e learn 

Bd the cooper trade, 


rking eich 

een hours a t 

ay for almost t\ 

-elve years. 

Bj hard w 

ork and econ 

omv, he 

at one 

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4(XX1 acres of 

and. His es 

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s death 

was said to 


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nation until 

Mr. Wise 

arver was a 

nan of 

plain, fr 

ugal habits 

and of stern 


He de 

tested a 

11 that was 

ignoble or dis 

honest. He 

vas scru 


• honest. 

Mrs. Priscilla Barnes Wisecarver and two of 
her grandchildren, George Wisecarver Wise and 
Robert Russell Wise. 

Mrs. Wisecarver was born September IS. 1818, 
and died April 29, lOOfi, in her eighty-eighth year. 

She was united in marriage to Mr. George Wise- 
carver. May 1, 1843, and this union lasted for nearly 
fifty-one years. 

Through all of her husband's labors and achieve- 
ments, she was always a true helpmeet. Her energy, 
kind and cheerful disposition was a great source of 
comfort and encouragement to her husband and to all 
who came in contact with her. 

Hon. Mok 

lAK R. 

Wise v.". 

s born in 183l., 


Zollarsville, Pa, He 

was educ 

ated at Waynes 


College. Hew 

as one of the gok 

seekers known a 




vards he 

returned to Wavnes- 

burg and was 1 

wice el 

ected to 

he State Legisla 


He was a melr 

ber of 

the fort 

-fifth and forty 


Congresses, w 

ere he 


ted Fayette, Gr 


and Washingto 

n Coui 

ties. After leaving Com. 


he was U. S. C 

snsul to 


Mr. Wise 

vas a 

man of u 

nlimited energ> 



Jesse Hook was born on a farm (now East 
Waynesburg) in the year 18tX), He died in 1870. Mr. 
Hook was the first president of the Farmers and 
Drovers Bank. He was a large land owner: at one 
time he owned two thousand acres near Waynesburg. 
He probably gave employment to more people of this 
section than any other man of his day. 

Mr. Hook was a member of the first official board 
of directors of the college. 

Interior of Randolph & Bailey's Office 

/'~^ REENE COUNTY has mines of wealth yet untouched. Limestone, building-stone, as 

fine as can be found anywhere, yellow and white sand, oil and gas in abundance, besides 
the great vein of Pittsburg coal underlying nearly all of the county; all this, together with 
fine farming and grazing lands, make this a spot endowed with great natural resources. 

We are situated between the great coke-fields of Fayette County and the large foundries 
and factories of the West and the Southwest: between the great valley of the Monongahela 
and Ohio Rivers (the Monongahela Valley being perhaps the richest valley in the world), 
while our vast coal area awaits only the building of the railroads about to traverse the county 
from East to West and from North to South, and the development of the rich mines. 

No one is more familiar with the resources, probable growth and developments to follow 
in the near future than the firm whose place of business is here shown — Randolph & Bailey — 
both having been born in the county and educated at Waynesburg College. J . A. F. Randolph, 
the senior member, has been practically at the head of this firm ever since it was established, 
and no one has had better opportunity to watch the developments and possible outcome of 
this section than he. 

This is the largest and oldest insurance, real estate and loan agency in the county, having 
been established in 1880. They represent the largest and best fire insurance companies in 
America, besides first-class life insurance companies, accident and sick benefits, etc., and their 
patrons have the benefit of their experience of years in business. 

This firm has always had a large custom outside of the town and county, and anyone 
wishing to learn more of the interests and possibilities here mentioned will do well to corre- 
spond with Randolph & Bailey- 

Ten Mile Valley, Looking West from Sunset Park 

For Bicycles and Bicycle Repairing go to James Hays, in the Heiphenstine Bldg. 
Rubber Stamps a Specialty 


Rush's HoUuu. Ouc Milt- .Suulli ol \\d\nt-,|jui 

\ A7 T. Hays, agent for the Standard Rotary Sewing Machine. Souvenir 
postal cards, pictures, books and children's toys. Mr. Hays keeps all 
the latest and best local and foreign postal cards. The Souvenir Book of 
Waynesburg is on sale at this store. 

When in need of anything in this line, call on Mr. Hays, South Washington 
St., Helphenstine Bldg. 

The Rocks (the Old Swimming Hole) and Crawford's Bridge 

The Allison Building (From an Old Photograph by Wallace) 

' I "HIS building is one of much interest to people who trequented the streets of Waynesburg some thirty years ago. 

Those who have grown up with the town will readily recognize the building; nor will they be slow to see the 
foot-bridge, the end of which can be seen between the building in question and the frame one to the left. Many of 
the older persons of our town can remember crossing this bridge on their way to attend Sunday-school at the old 
Cumberland Church, which stood in what is now Monument Park. The hollow which this bridge spanned is pretty 
well filled up with buildings and fine residences. 

Great indeed have been the changes wrought in this part of Waynesburg; to the right, and across the alley, 
you can see a part of the old Bradley Hotel, which has recently been torn down, and in its place has been erected 
the handsome building known as the People's Bank Building. To the left is a frame house; on the front of it hangs 
the dishpan and broom, from which we infer that the women of that day were carrying on war against dirt in much 
the same way that our mothers, wives and sisters are doing to-day. On this site now stands the three-story 
Jacobs & Headley Building. 

Remarkable indeed has been the increase in real estate values of these three and of all Waynesburg properly 
in the past thirty years; and there certainly cannot be a doubt in the mind of anyone who has pondered on the 
future of the town and county, but that the next few years will witness a much more remarkable increase in property 
values in general. This building has also had quite a change in appearance in the way of business-like fronts. 
The storeroom over which we see the sign of Sayers & Hoskinson. is now occupied by J. T. Rogers & Co., the well- 
known druggists. On the other side of the center door is located the Inghram & Orndoff shoe store, while the 
second and third floors are occupied as offices. 

Burns & Headlee, the hustling real estate and insurance agents, ever ready to cater to the wants of those who 
are looking for investments, or those who have real estate to sell, are located on the third floor of this building. 
where in former days Mr. Wallace, and later Mr. Rogers, took many a likeness. They pictured only what was then 
true, but contrast their work with this picture of some present facts and the future realities. 

Greene County, according to the geological survey, has 375,000 acres of seven-foot vein of coal, which to-day 
can probably be bought for 150,000,000; when mined it is worth at one dollar per ton, S2, 703, 100.000, or more than 
fifty times the amount for which it is now selling; thus for every dollar you put into coal, you ought to get in 
return, $54. Think it over, figure it out. The population of Waynesburg has more than doubled in the last ten 
years; three-fourths of our increase has come from the rural districts. Farmers have sold their coal and moved 
into town to educate their children. Many others will do likewise within the next ten years; some will want to 
re-locate on some good farming lands, and to these very features. Messrs. Burns and Headlee are devoting a great 
deal of their time. They have made this a special study and know where and how to please just this class of people. 

John F. Pauley 

James J. Pauley 


T N 1813 Dr, Layton started the VVaynesburg Messenger. In 1840 Mr. Charles A. Black was editor and 
proprietor. He sold out to James VV. Hays in 1842, and Mr Hays sold to VV. T. H. Pauley in 1844. In 
1852 Mr. Pauley sold to J. S. Stockdale and James S. Jennings, but the end of the year saw Mr. Pauley 
again at the head. In 1857 Mr. Jennings for the second time became editor. In 1867 Mr. Pauley again 
took charge of the paper and remained in charge until 1888, when he rented the entire plant to James 
S. Jennings; but the year 1888 found Mr. Pauley once more in the editorial and managerial chair. 
Mr. Pauley associated with himself his two sons. James J. and John F. Mr. Pauley died in 1897, and three 
years later Mr. James J. died. Since then the paper has been managed and edited by John F. Pauley. 

The Messenger has always been one of the best read, most quoted papers in this section. No better 
story of the growth of our town could be told than just the plain story of the trials, hardships, financial 
problems and many handicaps with which the Messenger has had to struggle. When Mr. Pauley took hold 
of the paper it was printed on a hand-press, delivered throughout the county on horseback by the editor in 
person. To-day the Messenger is printed twice a week and has a very wide circulation. The Messenger 
has a well equipped job department in connection with its plant. In policy this paper has always kept 
the rooster at the head of its editorial columns. It advocates the old Thomas Jefferson style of 
Democracy, pure and simple. Few papers have had the same continuous existence. 


I HE Greene County Democrat was founded 
in 1881; the first issue was on Saturday, 
December l7th. J. F. Campbell and D. R. P. 
Huss. Esqs., set the enterprise afloat. Mr. Huss 
bought the outfit for the Democrat at Washing- 
ton, D. C, the same having been used in the 
publication of The Standard. Simon R. Huss 
became editor, but in 1884 F. M. Spragg bought 
the entire plant and became editor, with 
S. R. Huss associate editor. In 1885 Colonel 
James S Jennings bought a one-half interest, 
and in 1887 James W. Hays, Jr., became sole 
editor and proprietor, selling out in 1893 to 
John T. Goodwin & Co.. the style of the firm 
changing on January 1, 1896, to The Democrat 
Publishing Company. The Democrat has 
been edited and managed by W. O. Headlee 
since 1893. 

It has always been a remarkably success- 
ful paper. It now has a weekly circulation of 
4,200. The Democrat has a well equipped 
job department in connection with the paper. 
Always true to its name, it advocates pure 
Jeffersonian Democracy. The Democrat is 
strictly a family paper, giving all the news of 
Greene County. 

W. O. Headlee 

j^HE Waynesburg Kfpiiblicint was founded in 1833 by Job 
Smith GolT, but at the end of the year it suspended for 
want of support. James W. Moorhead revived it in 1841. when 
it was called the Greene County /('/;/<'. Once more it suspended. 
In 1843 S. Sigfried. Jr., again revived it. Thomas Porter was 
at the helm in 1851. Gen. J. H. Wells had charge in 1852. 
Joseph Cooke purchased the plant and changed the name to 
the Waynesburg liable. In 1856 the name of Greene County 
J^epiiblicaii was restored by E. R. Bartleson. L. K. Evans was 
editor during the Civil War. Riddle and Clark then had 
charge. In 1856 it was published by James E. Sayers, Esq. 
Mr. Sayers gave the paper its present name, the Waynesburg 
Republican. In 1868 James N. Miller gave the paper another 
change of name. It was then called the Repository. W. G. 
W. Day took charge and again renamed it the Waynesburg 
Republican. In 1884 Mr. Day sold a half interest to I. H. Knox. 
In 1885 J. W. Ray and J. P. Teagarden bought Mr. Day's inter- 
est in the paper and later on sold their interest to J. H. Van 
Cleve, who, in the latter part of 1892, sold his interest to 
I. H. Knox, who is sole proprietor and editor. 

The Republican is one of the best edited, best printed 
political and general family papers in our town. Clean, whole- 
some, and ever advocating the best interests of our town and 
county. There is a large, well appointed job department in 
connection with this plant. 

When in Waynesburg. don't forget to pay a friendly visit 
to this office. 

Waynesburg Republican 

The Collegian Staff 


' I "HE newest newspaper in Greene County is The 
Waynesburg Daily Times, which issued its initial 
number February 4. 1901. It is newsy, crisp, gossipy 
and a household favorite. It is Republican in its 
politics and Democratic in its policies. It is the 
boomer of everything good for Greene County and is 
intensely good roadish and immensely railroadish. It 
has been the "official" organ of the Wabash railroad 
all these years and its " Follow the flag" has become 
a proverb. Next to bread and butter, it is a daily 

'T'HE Independent has entered upon its thirty-fifth 
year. It is independent in politics, religion and 
a lot more things. It is always on the side of right 
and has been laboring for a life-tirae to benefit and 
bless Greene-countians. It has contributed its free 
share toward aiding every good work of whatever 
order or calling. It is liberal and has many good 
and true friends. It wields a wide influence for God 
and home and native land. 

The editor of the Times and Indepcyident is 
J. VV. McKay. 

Hex, owned by Challen VV. VVaycho 

(-iypsy Girl, owned and driven by Harleigh ] C 

Interior of the VVaynesburg Steam Lauodry, Cor. of Washington and Franklin Sts. 

Interior of A. C. Specht's Plumbing and Gas Fitting Office. South Washington St. 

Stone House Built by Capt. James Seals in 1790 


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Public School Building Built in 1832— Still Standing 


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The Boat-House Built by John Rodgers in 1.S45 

Zahniser Brothers, South Washington St. 

Elms Brothers, Cor. Greene and Cumberland Sts 

VVaynesburg's two large machine and blacksmith shops, where all kinds of oil- and gas-well tools 
and all kinds of machinery repairing is done. 


Waynesburg has always liberally patronized the lyceum. Many of the fore- 
most attractions on the platform have been heard here, and the great list already 
booked for the season of 1^)06-7 shows that we are going ahead and not backwards. 

Col Geo. \V. Bain, Edmund Vance Cooke, Boynton Concert Co., Prof. Willis Moore, Durno, 
Miss Dorothy Johnstone, Prof. Edward Eilert, Mrs. Helen McConnell, Miss Maud Willis, MarcusH. Havice, 
Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, American Jubilee Co., Wm. Owen's Shakespearean Club, The International 
Grand Concert Co., Mr. and Mrs. Fred High, DeKoven Male Quartette, Judge Alden, Carmen's, Italian 
Boys, Sen. Tillman, Victor's Venetian Band, the Alpine Entertainers, Dr. Madison W. Chase. 

Attractions heard in Waynesburg during the season of 1905-6 

Roney's Boys, Capt. Jack Crawford, Lulu Tyler Gates Co., Prof. John B. DeMotte. Thomas 
McCleary, Gen. Z. T. Sweeny, Martha Foote Crow, Dr. W. C. Farrabee, Gov. Frank Hanley. Dr. Stanley 
L. Krebs, Prof Geo, P. Bible. Mr. Geo. Kiernan, Miss .Augusta Grim, Miss Dess Mc Claren, Pres. A. E. 
Turner, Miss Ethel Palmer, Slayton Jubilee Co., Dr. Guy Carlton Lee. 

Reunion of the teachers 
and students of Greene 
Academy, held at Car- 
michaels August 23 and 
24, 1900. 

Late pictures of a few of 
the one-time students of 
Greene Academy. 

1, Josepli B, Wise. 2, Lem H. Wiley 
innell. 7, Josepli Oelevee. S, L, H.Gre. 
rlisle. 12, Rev, W. S, Wood. 13, J, Rea 

;\vton Dunaway, 
Jeannette Alexand 
14, Clark B. Way. 

Elizabetli Wood. S, David F. Hunnell. 0. lohn S. 
r Pond. 10, Martha A. Stevenson. 11, Louisa Jackman 
15, Rev. ]. W. Gary.